Yup and just when you thought breakfast (and a Paleo Pancake Day) couldn’t be much fun – BAM! I throw these crazy bad boys in your face!
This takes all of the faff out of making pancakes, is relatively low in sugar and is a complete breakfast in well ummm a muffin? puffin? no that’s a bird… well some sort of muffin and pancake hybrid anyway. The texture is very similar to a pancake but slightly more airy and muffin like. If you have made my Paleo Superfood Pancakes before then you will be familiar with most of the ingredients within this recipe.
Not only are these a great on-the-go brekkie they are also great for workout fuel and recovery! Splendid!
To create a beautiful muffin top (the only time when a muffin top seems to be socially acceptable) like in my pictures you will want to add 1/4 tsp of Vitamin C to the batter, although I have noted this down as being optional it really does gives a brilliant rise. But don’t worry they will still rise although probably not as spectacularly. I have also noted down using milled chia seeds, this is just my personal preference as it creates a really smooth texture to the muffins but if you have just some regular ones they won’t change the mix too much.
This recipe will require you to possess a muffin tin… obviously.
Makes: 7 medium sized muffins
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
1 large banana
1/4 cup coconut sugar (or 2 tbsp raw honey/maple syrup)
1 cup tapioca flour
2 tbsp almond flour
2 tbsp milled chia seeds
2 tbsp raw grass-fed butter or coconut oil
1.5 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp ground flax seed
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp Vitamin C (optional but gives a great rise!)
1/4 tsp vanilla powder (optional but delicious)
50ml almond milk (or 50:50 coconut milk:water)
3/4 cup blueberries (packed)
- Pre-heat your oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.
- Combine your banana, coconut sugar and eggs into a food processor or mash by hand until a smooth puree.
- Process in the rest of your ingredients except for the blueberries until smooth. If you aren’t using a food processor then just whisk in the dry ingredients. Also pre melt your butter or coconut oil and then gradually add in your nut milk bit by bit to escape any nasty lumps.
- Stir in your fresh or frozen blueberries. Leave the mix aside to rest for a few minutes. It will thicken up slightly due to your chia seeds.
- Lightly grease your muffin tin. Spoon in enough mixture to fully fill each indentation. That was roughly around 1/4 cup and 1 tbsp for me.
- Place into the oven and bake until fluffy and golden brown all over. They should be firm to the touch and bounce back. To make sure they are fully cooked place a knife into the middle and it should come out very hot to the touch and clean. This will take anywhere between 15-20 minutes but always keep an eye on them as everyone’s ovens differ!
- Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes before gently tipping out of the tray and leaving to cool on a wire rack- MUFFINS!!!